SEMINAR: NEOTROPICAL RAINFOREST ECOLOGY

PBIO 405 (#04533), PBIO 693 (#04545)

Fall Quarter, 2001

Field course participants, follow this link for the current "Field Course Workshop Schedule" (in Word format).

Professors:

Dr. Harvey Ballard

Dr. Morgan Vis

Office:

406 Porter Hall

400 Porter Hall

Phone:

593-4659

593-1134

E-mail:

ballardh@ohio.edu

vis-chia@ohio.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment or immediately after class

Meeting Times:

W, 4:10-6:00 pm, Rm. 417 Porter Hall

Textbook: Kricher, J. 1999.  A Neotropical Companion.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ (ISBN 0-691-00974-0); $17.50 from Barnes & Noble; required
 Grading: 15%

15%

Attendance

Discussion

  50% Presentation (45% for the presentation & 5% for the outline + bibliography)
20%

100%

Exam

Total

 
Grading Scale: 93-100% A 90-92% A-

  87-89% B+ 83-86% B 80-82% B-
 

77-79%

C+

73-76%

C

70-72%

C-

 

67-69%

D+

63-66%

D

60-62%

D-

 

<60%

F

   

Final Exam Date:

Tuesday, 20 November, 2:30pm, Porter 417

   

Dishonesty:

University policy will be followed and violations will result in a lowered or failing grade.

   

Absences:

University policy will be followed. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Missed work may not be made up without adequate proof of legitimate absence as defined by Ohio University.

   

Website:

http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~ballardh/globalstudies/

Expectations of Presentations:

Peer Review:

Course Calendar
Powerpoint presentations can be accessed from the links associated with each topic below.
Date Name Topic
Week 1 (9/5) Organizational meeting
Week 2 (9/12) Training in PowerPoint presentations
Week 3 (9/19)   Discussion of Chapters 1-3
Week 4 (9/26) Discussion at Brenen's
Week 5 (10/3) Harvey Ballard Savannahs and Dry Forests
Week 6 (10/10) Sarah Bashore Co-Evolution in the Tropics
Week 7 (10/17) Morgan Vis Rivers through Rainforests
Week 8 (10/24) Sara Mason The Neotropical Pharmacy
Week 9 (10/31) Cary Miller
Marcus Nagle
Deforestation and Conservation
Living off the Land
Week 10 (11/7) Courtney Grimm
Jeremy McKinney
Jennifer DeMuria
Evolutionary Trends in the Tropics (Plants)
Pollination and Seed Dispersal Mechanisms
Evolutionary Trends in the Tropics (Animals)

Prepared by Morgan Vis on 8 April, 2001; revised by H. Ballard on 25 November, 2001

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